Many options to help visitors get there
Arriving and leaving the NECC
Passengers arriving at Shanghai’s two airports — Hongqiao and Pudong, can find a service center after clearing customs within 500 meters in any direction to answer enquiries.
• By car
The expo venue has space to park more than 4,000 vehicles, according to Fu Haicong, chief architect of the East China Architectural Design & Research Institute responsible for the design of the expo venue. But to ensure efficiency, only cars with special permit issued by the organizers are allowed to enter the venue and surrounding areas during the expo.
• By public transportation
Two 8-meter-high elevated pedestrian walkways in the west and east connect the building with nearby public parking, buses, taxies and metro lines, which means people can easily travel from and to downtown Shanghai or even nearby Yangtze River Delta region cities.
• By metro
Visitors can take the metro to reach the NECC by getting off at the East Xujing Station on Line 2 located in the center of the NECC or Zhuguang Road Station on Line 17.
• By taxi
There are three taxi pick-up/dropoff points near the NECC; the P1 parking lot (taxi west drop-off point), Shenwu Road (taxi east drop-off point and ride-hailing drop-off point) and P5 parking lot (taxi pickup point).
Service for pickup point is from 3 pm to 8 pm.
• By bus
Visitors traveling from and to Shanghai’s downtown can choose Bus Line 71, an express bus line that runs between North Huangpi Road (near Shanghai’s downtown center, the People’s Square) and Shenkun Road terminal. Shuttle bus runs between the Shenkun Road terminal and the NECC’s P6 parking lot from 8 am to 8 pm. Bus Line 71 also operates an extended service to the NECC’s P1 parking lot from 3 pm to 7 pm, but at a lower frequency.
Take an overpass connecting the railway station with the expo venue and it takes around 24 minutes by foot.
Take Metro Line 2, get off at East Xujing Station and get out of the station from exit 9.
Taxi: Queuing time is about 3 minutes to get into a taxi during off-peak hours; queuing time is about 20 minutes to get into a taxi during peak hours.
Time: 65 minutes (off-peak) 95 minutes (peak)
Fare: Approximately 215 yuan ($ 31) (day), 277 yuan (night)
Meglev + Metro Line 2: Take the meglev from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road, transfer Metro Line 2 to East Xujing Station, and take exit 9 to reach the NECC. Time: 90 minutes
Fare: 50 yuan (meglev) + 6 yuan (metro) = 56 yuan
Metro Line 2: Take the east extension line of Metro Line 2 from Pudong International Airport to Guanglan Road, transfer Metro Line 2 to East Xujing Station, and take exit 5 to reach the NECC.
Time: 105 minutes
Fare: 9 yuan Bus:
Airport Line 1: This line brings passengers directly to Hongqiao Airport, and the NECC is about 2.4 kilometers by walk.
Time: 100 minutes
Fare: 30 yuan
Airport Line 2: This line brings passengers to downtown Jing’an Temple, then passengers can transfer to Metro Line 2 to East Xujing Station and reach the NECC from exit 5. Time: 95 minutes
Fare: 22 yuan (bus) + 5 yuan (metro) =27 yuan
CIIE Line: There is also tailored bus route to take passengers from Pudong International Airport to the NECC for free.
Time: 60 minutes (off-peak); 95 minutes (peak)
A service center for the China International Import Expo at Hongqiao International Airport does brisk business.
Jinbao, the expo mascot, greets people at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.